Welcome to the Mastercraft Series. A Dining Experience Hosted By

Chef Marcus Samuelsson

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Welcome to the Mastercraft Series. A Dining Experience Hosted By

Chef Marcus Samuelsson

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Episode

Temperature

Craftsman

Shintaro Okamoto

The journey begins with an exploration of temperature as Marcus sets out to meet Shintaro Okamoto. He’s a second-generation ice sculptor and the creative force behind OKAMOTO STUDIO, best known for producing artful installations and performances out of crystal-clear ice. Using tools that look like oversized cake knives and giant culinary torches, Shintaro creates unique, interactive experiences that transport audiences into icy other worlds. Inspired by the Pure Leaf Tea House Collection Organic Black Tea Sicilian Lemon & Honeysuckle flavor, Shintaro and Marcus dream up a new way to see temperature within the taste experience.

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Episode

Temperature

Craftsman

Shintaro Okamoto

The journey begins with an exploration of temperature as Marcus sets out to meet Shintaro Okamoto. He’s a second-generation ice sculptor and the creative force behind OKAMOTO STUDIO, best known for producing artful installations and performances out of crystal-clear ice. Using tools that look like oversized cake knives and giant culinary torches, Shintaro creates unique, interactive experiences that transport audiences into icy other worlds. Inspired by the Pure Leaf Tea House Collection Organic Black Tea Sicilian Lemon & Honeysuckle flavor, Shintaro and Marcus dream up a new way to see temperature within the taste experience.

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Mastercraft Series Recipes

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Foie Gras Mousse, Orange-Bacon Jam, Sweet Pumpernickel, Valencia Powder

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Kobe Beef, Blackberry-Sage Pickled Oyster, Smoked Soy Yogurt, Tea Leaf Pico

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Fuji Apple Ginger Compote, Meringue, Cocoa Worms

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Sicilian Lemon and Honeysuckle Sorbet

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A plate of hamachi ceviche.
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Hamachi Ceviche, Lemon Honeysuckle Tiger Tea, Serrano Chili

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A plate of arctic char.
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Arctic Char, Crispy Rice, Fuji Tea Broth

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A plate of Roasted Duck, Potato Dumplings, Blackberry Lacquer
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Roasted Duck, Potato Dumplings, Blackberry Lacquer, Sage Butter

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A plate of island rum cake.
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Island Rum Cake, Valencia Dust, Burnt Orange Crema

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A plate of island rum cake.
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Sicilian Sour

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Fuji Mule

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Wild Bramble

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Welcome to the MasterCraft Series.

A Dining Experience Hosted by Chef Marcus Samuelsson

We’re setting out to show how expertise and craftsmanship create unexpected outcomes and elevated taste experiences—inspired by Pure Leaf Tea House Collection’s dedication to craftsmanship with its expertly blended, unexpected flavor combinations that create an elevated taste experience in every bottle. In this five-part series, host Chef Marcus Samuelsson is defining what is a “taste experience” through four elements—aesthetic, fragrance, temperature and texture. Follow along as he explores and brings them to life in an unforgettable four-course dining experience in collaboration with four craftsmen, each a specialist in one of these four elements.